Staff across East Grampians Health Service will be wearing a colorful array of socks on Friday June 4 in support of Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day.
Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day is held every year and is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world.
“It’s not just doctors who can get involved in Crazy Socks 4 Docs day,” East Grampians Health Service director of medical services Dr Sophie Ping said.
“We have invited all our staff to wear their craziest socks on June 4 in support of all our local GPs and medical staff who work at EGHS.”
The aims of the day are all about normalising the conversation around mental health and creating a safe place to do it.
The Crazy Socks 4 Docs Trust Foundation was established to fulfil founder cardiologist Geoff Toogood’s vision of breaking down the stigma around mental health issues in doctors and health professionals.
Mr Toogood has a lived experience of both depression and anxiety. He faced stigma and discrimination at many levels and was determined that once recovered he would create an awareness movement to break down the stigma faced by health professionals.
He wants to reduce doctors’ suicide around the world.
Don’t forget to take a photo of yourself in crazy socks and post your photos on social media #crazysocks4docs